Today's "Average American" better now than in "Good Old Days"

Financial titan Forbes put out a piece over the weekend looking at the "average" American family throughout the century versus 2005. Their conclusion? The "typical family is doing a whole lot better" than in years past, financially speaking. And yet, "Mr. & Mrs. Median" are a lot grumpier than their contemporaries. One reason for that is because people compare their individual fortunes against one another. Even if you make 1% less than the other guy, you feel less important. Or so survey says. It's a very interesting read, and most importantly, it's an easy read too.
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